As you browse the aisles of your local grocery store or look through your own kitchen cabinets, you may notice the persuasive techniques being used by the manufacturers. The current trend is to label things with promises of health, vitality and weight loss. Brands boast about their low-calorie contents and antioxidant properties. However, there is a dark side to the food packaging industry that may be sabotaging your diet.
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Diet and Weight Loss
Children are more likely to gain weight when parents perceive them to be overweight. Here is why.
The way you organize your kitchen can have a large impact on your diet and ability to lose weight. From the containers you use to store snacks to the arrangement of your food on the shelves, your health depends on the right planning strategy. The following tricks and tips will help you transform your kitchen.
Can eating spicy foods or adding hot sauce to your diet really help you lose weight? If you are looking for weight loss tips you might be interested in knowing what does and does not work.
A new study points out two ways a mother can protect her child from a life of obesity by taking the appropriate action early in pregnancy and shortly afterward.
A new study shows that this one test is best for predicting if your baby will become obese by the time he or she reaches age two.
Did you know that many diet pills are not available in Australia? There’s a good reason for that as Australian health officials just posted some of the more recent dangerous weight loss pills you need to watch out for.
Every dieter has foods on his or her list that are a must, and the foods typically are on the list because they are associated with the “theme” of the diet, such as vegetarian/vegan, paleo, low-carb, high-protein, low-fat, and so on. I don’t want to put this one food into a category (although it could definitely fit into the first choice and several others) because it’s in a category of its own: seaweed.
Although eating a low-fat diet seems like a logical means of losing weight, research shows it does not work. According to Harvard Medical School, a better option is the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to lower cardiovascular disease and a host of other health benefits. Since obesity is associated with various illnesses, it makes sense that the same manner of eating that leads to greater wellness would also promote weight management.
Each year, many Americans resolve to lose weight and take various steps geared toward doing so, from drinking shakes and eating pre-packaged meals to exercising more vigorously. For the most part, this leads to some pound shedding, at first. Yet over time, old habits return -- as do the pounds, and many dieters are left heavier than when they started.
Is your home weight-loss friendly? If not, you could be setting yourself up for failure in your efforts to shed some pounds.
Eating more fiber may be one of the most underrated ways to lose weight even if you do nothing else. The benefits of adding more fiber to your diet extend even beyond weight loss.
Would you like to lose 14% more weight than the average person after weight loss surgery? Here are the three things after weight loss surgery that results in the greatest amount of weight lost.
Have you noticed a loved one is losing a dangerous amount of weight, acting strangely and showing signs of addiction? Alcohol Abuse Interventions in Indiana has helped many addicts, and explains the person needs to see that he or she must change to survive. You might encounter a situation where you suspect a close friend or a relative has a drug or alcohol problem by noticing their weight fluctuate.
If you have depression and are also overweight, consider talking with your doctor about adding Wellbutrin to your plan of care.
When you think about weight loss, chances are beer doesn’t come to mind. But it turns out that beer, and more specifically, hops, contains a compound that promotes weight loss as well as has other weight- and health-related benefits.
You have been doing so well on your diet, noticing changes in your weight and overall health and are feeling totally in control of your eating habits. So it won’t matter if you cheat just this one time with a slice of cake. Right?
Do you have a child with an eating disorder? Getting him or her on a scale can be challenging and escalate conflict in the home. A new study reveals a preferable method―for both parents and their children―for monitoring weight changes in adolescents with eating disorders.
Menopause and perimenopause are times of transition for women, when hormonal fluctuations result in many changes—some welcome and others not so desirable. Among the latter is weight gain, which drives countless numbers of women to seek ways to lose weight during menopause.
Tennis is a great form of exercise because it encourages running, increases upper body strength and uses jolting activity that can reduce the likelihood of hip fractures in the future. Tennis is also a fun way to burn calories, so you can lose weight and focus on getting fit while building muscles. Practicing the sport can also improve hand-eye coordination and develop muscles that improve flexibility and the ability to stop quickly.
Seniors need support to maintain their fitness, weight and health. As you age, it becomes more difficult to stay fit and independent. Many seniors are forced to enter nursing homes or assisted living facilities, but it takes effort and vigilance to keep them healthy.
Would you like to finally get rid of your bloating problem so that you can fit into your skinny jeans once again? Here is the latest advice from a bloating expert on how to block your bloat.
What if you did not have to sit for two hours in a cold, crowded waiting room, so a doctor could see you for a few minutes just to give you inadequate help? Nutrition coaching is changing how patients receive care, and it can help improve your health. Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT recently shared her unique approach to wellness and nutrition.
Oatmeal, cereal or an egg―which is the better breakfast choice for fighting childhood obesity?
You already know that exercise is a crucial part of a weight loss program, but it is not easy to stay motivated. You probably dread getting up early every morning to battle other people for the gym equipment, and you are used to making excuses to avoid your workouts. However, exercise can be fun, and you do not have to suffer through a boring routine to lose weight.
Seniors face multiple challenges as they age, but maintaining their independence and a healthy weight are crucial factors. The elderly often live alone and lose their enthusiasm or ability to cook. In addition, they may face problems with mobility and transportation, so keeping their independence is a struggle. However, there are steps that seniors and their families can take to help them stay in their homes.
The findings of a systematic review indicate that adolescent obesity could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. If future research supports this idea, it “would be of major significance,” according to experts at the University of British Columbia, especially given the rising number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.